THE CONTROLLER/COMPUTER INTERFACE WITH AN AIR-GROUND DATA LINK. VOLUME I

A dynamic simulation study was conducted to determine the display techniques and operating procedures that best enable an air traffic controller to work in a mixed voice/digital communications environment. The study focused on the benefits that might accrue to ground-based automatic control through further automation of the controller's communication tasks. The simulation was performed at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center as a joint effort with the Department of Transportation, Transportation Systems Center. A simplified version of the ARTS III Metering and Spacing system was used to assess the controller's communication task when automatically generated control commands were transmitted to voice link or to data link-equipped aircraft in terminal approach traffic. Subject to follow-on testing of a more operational nature, it was concluded that a data link channel efficiently augments the voice channel, the value increasing as the percentage of data link aircraft increases.

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  USA 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Rossiter, S
    • Connelly, M
    • Wiseman, R
    • MORGAN, T
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093411
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-74-21-I Final Rpt., FAA-RD-75-133-1
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1976 12:00AM